MYTHOLOGY OF ANCIENT GREECE.pptx
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MYTHOLOGY OF ANCIENT GREECE
WHAT IS GREEK MEDICINE? ? ? • Greek Medicine is the traditional, indigenous holistic healing system of Western civilization. • It was first codified and systematized by the Greek philosopher - physician Hippocrates in the 4 th century B. C. E. and subsequently developed and expanded by other physicians, most notably Galen, Dioscoridesand Avicenna. • In the Islamic world, Greek Medicine is known as. Unani. Medicine or. Unani. Tibb. "Unani" is the Arabicordfor "Ionian", or Greek.
• Greek Medicine was the original source and inspiration for many other natural, holistic and alternative medical systems that developed in Europe and the United States in the 18 th and 19 th centuries, which include homeopathy, naturopathy and chiropractic. The exemplary life and teachings of its founder, Hippocrates have provided a shining source of inspiration to natural healers down through the ages.
• Greek Medicine is also the traditional medical system out of which modern medicine evolved. In the basic notions and concepts of Greek Medicine we can see the fundamental assumptions and orientations that have guided the development of modern medicine.
A GIFT FROM GOD • Medicine is and always has been the Divine Art. • To primitive man, the ability to heal and cure disease seemed to be magical, even miraculous. • Thegospels of the New Testament are filled with the miraculous healings of Jesus. • Every traditional culture has its gods, demigods, and heroes who are associated with the art of healing.
• Greek mythology is a wonderful source of wisdom and inspiration for the physician. • By studying the Greek myths, we can gain valuable insights into the nature of health and disease, and the way of the healer.
MOTHER EARTH, MOTHER NATURE • The first Greek god was actually a goddess. She is Gaia, or Mother Earth, who created herself out of primordial chaos. • From her fertile womb all life sprang, and unto Mother Earth all living things must return after their allotted span of life is over.
• Modern medicine would benefit greatly by returning to its traditional Greek roots to recover the natural, holistic perspectives and virtues it has lost. • This need not be done in a blind, uncritical manner, but rather with a discerning, integrative approach that synthesizes and combines the best of the old with the best of the new.
• In Medical Astrology, the most important aspects to consider are the hard or dynamic aspects, especially the conjunction, square and opposition, but also the minor hard aspects, especially thesemisquareandsesquiquadrate.